Is my style, the right fit for you???
Many times, when I start working with clients, they become frustrated with the fact I don’t immediately start working on the problems they have called the office about… Dog that jump on house Guests Dog that pull-on leash Outside Dog that do not listen (Add…
Awesome Article on Music, Stress and Dogs!!!
Many of my clients (especially those in apartments) have questions of how to help with lonely pups and barking… This in many cases has to do with stress or dogs not being used to being alone (being a normal thing). We try feeding puzzles, crates…
Great Article on Kids, Dogs and Bites….
OK so I teach two classes at a local hospital; one for expectant though infant families and another one for toddlers to teenagers and the goal is normalize the relationships, make them positive and definitely how to prevent dog bites. And yep I cover the…
Great Article on Stress and The Vet Office…
How does your dog react when going to the vet? Have you wondered what can be done. You have heard me talk about fly-by visits…Just going in and saying hello and getting a treat and then leaving but what if you have a procedure coming…
Great Article on Leash Reactivity!
If you own a dog, and that dog pulls or reacts like a goon around other people or dogs on a walk, YOU NEED TO READ THIS ARTICLE!!! This is so much more a common issue than people realize and by isolating or not walking…
Sometimes seeing it from a different view helps….
While many of us know that fighting fire with fire creates a bigger fire, some do not 🙂 This video shows how using, hand feeding and counter conditioning with an animal can make an otherwise unpleasant experience more tolerable and even fun in some…
I love this Article (Please Read)
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTIRE ARTICLE! This article nails it! Why do we always simple resort to saying NO when our dogs do something we do not like? What does “NO” tell our dogs to do? What kind of instruction are we giving our dogs…
Sometimes more is not always better… And sometimes we are not as smart as we think!
Ok I read this article and immediately thought of it as a way to help my clients learn to better work with, and talk about dog training better… Honestly this article could be the difference of winning or losing that dog/owner battle that you no…
Do I Really Have to Break Bad Behaviors???
Ok my challenge, write an article on about breaking habits. Chewing, digging, barking, etc.… Well that is going to require some talk about replacement behaviors vs breaking habits. Think of breaking behaviors as saying NO and replacement behaviors as saying YES… Why on earth would…
Great Article on Muzzles and of Course My Thoughts as Well
Click Here For the Article Ok I love this idea not because I think every dog should wear a muzzle but for the fact if we make wearing the muzzle normal the dog will be ready if it is ever needed. One thing,…
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NO NO Bucket
OK many of you have taken my classes and loved learning the command “Leave it” but in class we use treats to teach the command… Many have asked, what about if the dog is great at leaving treats alone but still wanting to grab, destroy Read more →
Covid-19 Corona Virus…Possible Puppy/Dog Issues As We Return to Normal
There are a lot of new puppy owners or even older dog owners out there and many are finding it really hard to socialize their pups in this world of social distancing and in-home confinement during this Covid-19 scenario… I have talked to several trainers Read more →
Muscle Memory, In regard to Reactivity/Aggression….
OK while I guess you could say this blog is about generalizing an idea, which I really try not to do… I think this is one is really important to the idea of reactivity/aggression in dogs on leash… I need folks to really grasp how Read more →
Another way to look at Over-Stimulation…SURVIVAL MODE!!!
OK this blog is really about reactivity, but it also has to do with all dogs and the topic of over-stimulation… You have most likely read my blog on over stimulation (if not click here) but when a dog gets over stimulated, they really enter Read more →
Owner Absent Behaviors
OK so just what do I mean by “owner absent” behaviors? Well they are behaviors that occur when the owner is not around! Now let’s talk about why that is even important? Well when a behavior happens when we are not around that behavior is Read more →
I Don’t Have Time…
OK, so this is a blog I have been wanting to write for a while now, but I just know that some people will probably not take kindly to it… Some trainers might not even like it and some potential clients might even choose not Read more →
Fear Periods and Socialization
OK, this is a pretty darn important topic… Fear periods! What are they? When do they happen? What does it mean to you and your pup and why are there so many things we see in articles with different, names, time ranges and even descriptions? Read more →
So What Happens After Socialization?
OK everyone (or at least all my clients know) YOU HAVE TO SOCIALIZE A PUPPY!!! But there is a very significant, important and critical follow up question…. What needs to happen after socialization? Well most agree that the critical social development period for a puppy Read more →
Podcast – Why should you hand feed your pet?
Why should you hand feed your pet? SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 LISTEN NOW The 12 Minute D.O.G. PodcastDoes your pet have issues? 🙂 Don’t worry, most do in some form or another. Learn why hand feeding your dog can help with many issues and build your Read more →
Dog Bowl Aggression, and the Wonderful Resource We Waste Everyday…Part 2!!!
Dog Bowl Aggression, and the Wonderful Resource We Waste Everyday…Part 2!!! The last post gave you the skinny on the problem behaviors that food bowl aggression can lead to and why they happen. The next three posts will provide some options for ways to incorporate Read more →
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